This article helps users to enable/disable a tag from the command line in a few easy steps. We will show you how to carry out this activity on Windows OS by installing DevCon. This software displays all devices and thus the user can enable or disable a device according to their needs and usually comes installed when you install WDK, Visual Studio, and the Windows SDK.
This allows you enable/disable your internet connection (or network card) on the command line.
devcon find *
devcon find *> list.txt
PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1211&SUBSYS_12111113&REV_10\3&13C0B0C5&0&48: Accton EN1207D Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter #2
Choose a piece of the string that identifies the device, and verify it is unique:
c:\>devcon find *VEN_1113
PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1211&SUBSYS_12111113&REV_10\3&13C0B0C5&0&48: Accton EN1207D Ser
ies PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter #2
1 matching device(s) found.
Make sure that "VEN_1113" means a single network card.
devcon disable *VEN_1113
devcon enable *VEN_1113
This allows me to enable/disable my network card (and therefore my internet connection) from the command line.
ACPI\PNP0700\3&13C0B0C5&0 : standard disk controller
devcon disable * PNP0700
ROOT\LEGACY_BEEP\0000 : Beep
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